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Overview

  • 103 references 77 Confirmed & Positive
  • Learning Sinhala, Sinhalese
  • 34, Female
  • Member since 2011
  • traveller, volunteer, community artist, doing some cycle ...
  • I studied Community Arts - BA Hons at UNi of Strathclye, ...
  • From Kingskettle, Scotland, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
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About Me

I just finished cycling from France to Morocco. I have been travelling to the otherside of the world usually for my winter break but now, I am changing a little, going by land and over sea more slowly, and spending time with people and the environment. I got a ride to France with my Bike, and I cycled to Morocco. Amazing landscapes, crazy cycle routes and warm welcoming people. Hope you will be part of my experience!

Hosting
Hello! We are Eilidh and Jake, normally I stand on Jakes shoulders, but sometimes he stands on mine.

We play in a Scottish Samba band. We make lots of nice healthy food. And we love bikes and cycling, it's how we met!

And we love to make new friends and share what we know and have, and learn about the world and the beautiful people in it ! Everyone is welcome. No matter what gender, race, sexual orientation. We love to make new friends and welcome you to our home and city.

We currently have 2 homes, very close to one another and we are a mix of Scottish, English, Irish, Yemeni, Moroccon and Lebanese, and sometime our Sudanese little sister stays. Welcome to join the International family!

CURRENT MISSION

to explore, enjoy, share, and heal the world! cycle - freecycle - recycle - upcycle !

ABOUT ME

I am Eilidh from Scotland, you are all my family and you are welcome in my home wherever you are from! I do some jobs related to cycling and art for health, community and environment improvement.

For 12 years I volunteered for a few months every year in a home for women and girls with special needs in Sri Lanka. So, if I'm not at home working or doing some small travels I am often there! People are also welcome to visit there, they love to have guests also.

Winter 2014 I had a great time in BRAZIL!! :) Taking a break from work, and busy Glasgow life, and full on Sri Lankan volunteer work. I had a small trip on the coast by bike. The people I met and stayed with welcomed me more than I could imagine. Time for me to welcome you now!!!

PHILOSOPHY

Enjoy your life to the max - breathe, eat, play, draw, sing, dance, explore, share, care!
Respect others, and give and share as much as you can (but try to remember to keep a bit for yourself, I forget that sometimes and burn out!)

Why I’m on Couchsurfing

HOW I PARTICIPATE IN COUCHSURFING

I have had guests through Hospitality club previously, but it doesn't seem as active anymore. I am using couch surfing for both finding accom while travelling and also enjoy hosting.

COUCHSURFING EXPERIENCE

It's such an amazing club. Nice to have the world in your home when you re not travelling, and the best way to meet local people and experience local life when you are on your travels.
I started on Hospitality club -- you can check my references here --- http://secure.hospitalityclub.org/hc/travel.php?cid=eilidh

Interests

people, travel, community, art, music, food, learning, cycling, gerdening, nature, sustainability, crafts, recycling, tradition, freeganism, life....

  • arts
  • singing
  • folklore
  • tattoos
  • dancing
  • dining
  • clubbing
  • crafts
  • traveling
  • volunteer work
  • drawing
  • music
  • cycling
  • surfing
  • volunteering

Music, Movies, and Books

reading shanteram, after many people telling me to read it, I couldn't find it before I left for my trip... then after a few days cycling in India, I met another guy cycling in the opposite direction who finished it that day and wanted to pass it onto someone :) how is that for karma! :)

One Amazing Thing I’ve Done

even small things amaze me! :)one thing I found really amazing was when I was in a school for deaf and blind children in Scotland and a guy was playing some music and singing, a girl who couldn't hear had her hand on his throat to feel the vibrations and was singing with him!!
Also recently at a special school I was working with small children who have disabilities; a small boy who can only walk with a frame.. got on a special bike and was zooming around no bother! :)

Teach, Learn, Share

Teach learn and share :)

What I Can Share with Hosts

travel stories, tasty healthy food, henna tattoos, helping around the home, and a new friendship :)

Countries I’ve Visited

Brazil, Cyprus, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Malaysia, Maldives, Northern Ireland, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sweden, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States, Wales

Countries I’ve Lived In

Finland, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom

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